Noticing

I am a nurse.Noticing things is part of my job,but when it comes to my personal life,there are things I overlook,in a hurry,just living my life...I would like to slow down,look around,and savor the moment...life is sometimes to hectic.What got me thinking on this line was actually another nurse,not a co-worker,but a hospice nurse,she was on our unit yesterday,dressed in her finest whites...now this is hardly,if ever seen around anymore,polished white nurse mates (not Dansko's)white support hose,white dress,a white jacket,and I could have sworn she had on her cap,too,but I think that was just a mirage...anyway the sight of her got me to thinking how in my profession the only thing that is constant is change...she was like out of the 1970's..she looked very nice,mind you,but out of place,somehow,amidst the colors,of uniform wear today.This I noticed...Now me,if I wore all white I'd be sure to spill a cup of tea on myself... It was a beautiful sunny day yesterday,and I knew I should try to get some outdoor shots,because it was not going to stay that way for long...so I began to walkabout and started noticing...I saw this robin,he saw me and tried to hide,but I found him anyway... I noticed this zipper pull on a cosmetic bag,one I've had for quite a while,but I never knew how pretty this pull was... I noticed that the knit bath puffy I made holds too much water,the pattern called for HimalayaYarn Aloo,my LYS did not have it at that time,they suggested using a yarn from Hemp...not the same type of fiber and doesn't work as well ...something I should have noticed before...I bought some aloo and will do the puffy over... I looked in an old jar and found these antique diaper pins that belonged to my grandmother...I don't know how many of her children or grandchildren used these,but I did notice the workmanship in something as simple as this... Then I noticed my neighbor had such a beautiful hanging basket...it must have been a Mother's Day gift,I will ask her when I see her,but they are lovely,I did notice that... Now,you are wondering about Handmaiden,and YOU have noticed that I haven't quite finished...so close...but not yet...

Comments

happymamaof3 said…
so true ... we all should step back and notice the FINE details of life !
thimbleina said…
Just found you via happymamaof3. Great blog I shall have to come and read some more. You are right about the noticing, sometimes I do try to slow down and notice a bit more, but it is not always easy
noticing is so important. if everyone would just take the time to do it.
love the story of the nurse. my mother is a nurse, and i can so envision her in her nurses uniform, in the 70's!
Poshyarns said…
Oh those pins, they are incredible, such a beautiful thing to have, all those nappies and the hands that pinned them.

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